Here's my first block, a LeMoyne star...y-seams and all! It's my new favourite star block and the whole y-seam fear? Totally gone. Yes, it's a little bit fussy to make, but it's well worth it!
|Thought I'd try some applique with this one. You cut out the same peices for the star as above but you use a satin stitch to applique it onto the back instead of piecing the whole thing together.|
|As always, when making blocks for the scrap-bee, I had to "make" my own fabric using my scraps. Here's one square I made. I then cut this into 2.5 inch strips and cut 2.5 inch diamonds using the 45 degree angle on my ruler.|
|You need eight diamonds to make a star...sew these together and then applique to your backing...don't forget your interfacing on the back of your fabric!|